In 1872, Elijah McCoy invented the automatic engine lubricator. Before this point, trains would have to stop after a certain amount of time in order for people to manually grease the engines, but McCoy was able to figure out a rather ingenious and surprisingly simple solution so that the engines could be greased using steam pressure. Though the relatively straightforward design of McCoy’s creation was easily replicated, the copies didn’t work as well as the original, leading engineers at the time to request “the Real McCoy.”
Considering Simone has been given a task to find and retrieve the Holy Grail by not only Mrs. Davis but Jay (Andy McQueen) and his benefactor as well, the choice of Eli McCoy Elementary could perhaps imply that they are one and the same. This could make a lot of sense since Simone believes that she has free will, but she is definitely being manipulated by almost every single individual and party on the show. Could Mrs. Davis actually be a true and benevolent creation of a deity or perhaps even an extension of a deity? Whatever the case may be, the fact that Mrs. Davis and Simone have their first “in-person” meeting at a school with a connection to the term “the Real McCoy” is certainly interesting.